Short Term Casual Graduate Student (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 517935
Job Type: Short Term Casual
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 20
Columbia University, one of the world???s leading academic institutions, is the size of a small city ??? one with a uniquely engaged and pluralistic membership. In University Life, our focus is directly on the University as a community, with special attention to student life across Columbia???s 16 undergraduate and graduate schools. We work on strengthening resources and building community outside of the classroom by convening students, faculty and administrators to work together on issues that need our attention ??? from inclusion and belonging to mental health and wellness, sexual respect and gender-based misconduct prevention and much more. For more information visit http://universitylife.columbia.edu.
Reporting to the Program Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and other members of the University Life team, the Graduate Assistant will support the wide-ranging diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within University Life.
Student Events - Staff and support managing logistics for major events hosted by University Life such as Columbia Welcome and our signature event series.
Inclusion & Belonging - Assist in coordinating programming and initiatives that focus on themes of inclusion and belonging such as the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement.
Sexual Respect Programming - Support programs under the Sexual Respect Initiative and Community Citizenship Initiative, including scheduling training sessions, managing communication with student facilitators and tracking evaluation data.
Club/Student Advising - Serve as direct advisor for various student groups housed under the Inter-School Governing Board.
Marketing & Media - Create promotional flyers and materials, event descriptions, registration links and work closely with the communications team within the office.
Bachelor's degree required. Current graduate student at Columbia University is preferred.
Ideal candidates will have experience and interest in student affairs, student development and deep interest in working on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
Proficient with MS Office and other office software. Canva and Zoom experience is a plus.
Graduate Assistants will be paid $21/hour for approximately 20 hours per week throughout the academic year.
The assistantship will run from September 2021 through May 2022, with possible opportunity to extend the following year.
Graduate Assistants will also work on many other projects on a rolling basis and we are looking for candidates that are flexible, creative and have the ability to work both independently and in groups.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.